Refresh your teaching skills & return to being a student by learning new techniques while you 

acquire the Continuing Ed Credits you need to maintain your certification. OFSY is happy to host

these special courses, led by experts in their fields. Check out what's coming up below.

meditation for yogis training

Time  /  Date  /  Location:

October 19 - 22, 2018

8:30 - 11:30am & 2 - 4:30pm daily

@ Fashion District



Heidi Sormaz


4-Day Series Cost:     

$499 / $399 before 9/19



22 Yoga Alliance Credits

your yogi-mind matters

Meditation for Yogis 4-Day Continuing Ed Training


"Get comfortable — even when life isn't."  


Let’s bust the myth that meditation is difficult and not for you. You are probably aware that meditation is an integral part of yogic life – but do you practice? In this training you will develop a meditation practice that fits your yogi lifestyle and leave understanding how to bring embodied mindfulness techniques into asana practice (Yin & Yang Yoga styles). This equips you with the tools to meet your experience more easily and manage stress on a daily basis. If you think you can’t meditate because your mind is too busy or you don’t have time or it stresses you out – this is the training for you. It’s time to make peace with your mind. Your mind matters.


Learn simple, practical tools from traditional wisdom and modern psychology to balance the meditative aspects of seeing clearly what is happening in the moment and creating an internal experience that is more of what you want and need. Once you embody these practices, you will intuitively know how to choose your intent for your practice (meditation and asana) or just your day. Yoga teachers will learn how to bring these intents into the classroom.


Sample Day:

  • Each session begins with discussion & meditation.
  • AM: Takes the meditative focus into a sweaty intensive 2 HR asana practice.
  • PM: Contains a longer discussion section and a shorter yin-yoga practice.


You will learn:

  • That you don’t need to run from or fix your internal environment
  • To bring meditation into your asana practice and daily life
  • Pragmatic dharma
  • To embody traditional meditation techniques within asana
  • To consider differences between traditional styles of yoga & meditation
    and yoga for the 21st century
  • The difference between what it feels like to use yoga to fix yourself
    versus yoga practice to move forward on a spiritual path
  • How to develop and choose a meditation practice that’s right for you 



  • Open to teacher and dedicated students alike.
  • Recommended-but-not-required reading, 
    Read Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg.


meet the teacher

"My first love was the study of the mind. As an academic, I experimented with unwinding cognitive habits (habitual thinking) through specific attention and meditation work. I bring these principles to the yoga room, encouraging you to work with your minds as specifically as you work with your body. This helps you to understand and transform the habits that keep you stuck in your body and life. Working in this way helped me move through my own challenges dealing with severe anxiety and recovering from an eating disorder." — Heidi Sormaz  /

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